Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design 2020

Form Date: 09 Oct - 16 Nov 2019 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 09 Oct - 16 Nov 2019

UCEED Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,400
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
  • Courses:B.DES
  • Streams:Design

UCEED 2020 - Important Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Result

UCEED 2020 stands for Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design. This exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and is given by the candidates to enter the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) program at a number of institutes. UCEED 2020 exam will be conducted in the third week of January 2020. After the exam, IITB organises a Joint Admission Exercise which allows the candidate to get admission into few prestigious institutions called as participating institutes. Additionally, there are other universities and colleges which do not participate in the Joint Admission Exercise but do accept UCEED scores.

Below is the list of institutes accepting UCEED 2020 scores for admission into B.Des program:

Participating Institutes Non-Participating Institutes (but accepting UCEED Score)
IIT Bombay

Anant National University Ahmedabad

IIT Guwahati ARCH College of Design and Business, Jaipur
IIT Hyderabad Chitkara University, Punjab
IIITDM Jabalpur Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
  Delhi Technological University, Delhi (formerly Delhi College of Engineering)
  Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad
  Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  MIT World Peace University, Pune
  Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru
  University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  U.P. Institute of Design, Noida
  Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  VIT University, Vellore
  World University of Design, Delhi NCR


UCEED 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can find the table below to know the dates of all important events related to UCEED 2020 exam:


Date (Tentative)

Applications open

2Second week of October 2019

Last date to submit application

Second week of November 2019

Last date to submit application with late fee

Thirrd week of November 2019

Admit Card

First week of January 2020

Last date for correcting discrepancies in Admit Card

First week of January 2020

Exam date

Third week of January 2020

Candidate Answer Sheets release

Fourth week of January 2020

Release of Answer Keys

First week of February 2020


First week of March 2020

Counselling by Participating Institutes

Second-Fourth week of June 2020

UCEED 2020 Application Form

Candidates must go through the below to capture each and every important detail regarding UCEED 2020:

  • The applications will open in 2nd week of October, 2019 and remain open till 2nd week of November, 2019.
  • If you miss the last date to submit the form, you can submit it till 3rd week of November, 2019 with a late fee.
  • The mode of application is online.
  • Make sure that all the details given are correct and verifiable.
  • The candidate has to upload the following documents:
  • A recent colour photograph of themselves in either JPEG or JPG format.
  • Scanned copy of the candidate’s full signature on white paper in either JPEG or JPG format.
  • Qualifying examination certificate, if appeared in 2019 in PDF format.
  • Candidates appearing in 2020 for the board exam should upload a certificate from the school/college principal in PDF format.
  • If the name is not the same as in the Class XII certificate, gazette notification showing the change of name in PDF format.
  • OBC-NCL, Caste (for SC), Tribe (for ST) or PwD certificate issued by a competent authority in PDF format.
  • PwD candidates requiring scribe and or compensatory time (20 min/hr) during the exam need to upload a request letter. 


Application Fees:


Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India

Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)

Female Candidates (all categories)

1200 INR

SC, ST, PwD candidates

1200 INR

All Other Candidates

2400 INR

Foreign Nationals

Candidates from SAARC countries

USD 160

Candidates from Non-SAARC countries

USD 300



Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Dubai

Indian Nationals (including PIO/OI)

All Indian Nationals

USD 160

Foreign Nationals

Candidates from SAARC countries

USD 160

Candidates from Non-SAARC countries

USD 300


  • When applying after the last date of submission of application, a late fee of 500 INR has to be paid.
  • The mode of payment is online via credit/debit card.
  • The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

UCEED 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to read the below points to know the eligibility criteria for UCEED 2020:

  • Candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995 for OPEN or OBC-NCL categories.
  • Candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1995 for SC, ST or PwD categories.
  • Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class 12th or equivalent) in 2019 or 2020.
  • Candidates from Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects are eligible to apply for all four institutes—IITB, IITG, IITH and IIITDMJ.
  • Candidates from any other streams are eligible to apply only to IITB, IITH and IIITDMJ.
  • Eligibility to Result Sharing Institutes is dependent on individual institutes.
  • A candidate may appear for UCEED two times and only in consecutive years.

UCEED 2020 Admit Card

  • The admit card is available to download on 1st week of January, 2020.
  • If there are any discrepancies in the admit card, get them corrected by the end of the 1st week of January, 2020.
  • Print the admit card when going for the exam.
  • Carry a government authorised photo identity proof along with the Admit Card to the exam venue.
  • Candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.


UCEED 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The question paper will only be in English.
  • The mode of exam is online.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours.



Number of Questions

Marks for Correct Answers

Marks for Wrong Answers

Total Marks

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)





Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)





Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)









UCEED 2020 Syllabus

UCEED 2020 primarily covers the following six topics:

  • Visualization and Spatial Ability
  • Observation and Design Sensitivity
  • Environmental and Social Awareness
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Language and Creativity
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving

UCEED 2020 Answer Key

  • The answer key to the exam is made available in the 1st week of February.
  • This answer key can be used by the candidates to verify their answers, which are also made available in the form of Candidate Answer Sheets.
  • If a candidate believes that the answer key is wrong, they can contest the key by posing a challenge against it.

UCEED 2020 Result

  • The result for UCEED 2020 will be declared in the 1st week of March, 2020.
  • The candidates who qualify will be able to download their score cards.
  • Obtaining a rank does not necessarily a guaranteed admission in the B.Des. program in the UCEED Participating institutes.

UCEED 2020 Counselling

  • The counselling for the Participating Institutes commences from the 2nd week to 4th week of June, 2020.
  • The candidates have to fill an application form that allows them entrance to all the four Participating Institutes.
  • The fee for this application form is 1000 INR.
  • The candidates can give their preference for institute and specialisation.
  • The candidates can “freeze” their allotted seat, which is determined by UCEED rank and availability, or decline it.
  • The candidates can also choose to “float” their allotted seat, which signifies that they accept the current allotment but are open to a seat that suits their preferences better.

UCEED 2020 Preparation Tips

  • Visualisation and spatial ability play an important part of design. Visualise the figures, patterns and shapes given in question; and figure out to solve them graphically.
  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solve sample papers. Prioritise quick solving questions and saving time.
  • Attempt mock tests and see how you score. Derive inferences and aim to improve.

UCEED 2020 Highlights

Exam Name UCEED 2020
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Level National Level
Course Undergraduate Programm in Design
Official Website http://www.iitb.ac.in/
Exam Mode Online
Exam Purpose To offer admission in Design at National Level 


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UCEED Important Dates

UCEED 2020 Form Date09 Oct - 16 Nov 2019 (Tentative)
Admit card01 Jan 2020 (Tentative)
UCEED 2020 Exam Date15 Jan 2020 (Tentative)
UCEED 2020 Result01 Mar 2020 (Tentative)

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking: